• Micronations
  • Founded 2001
  • Dissolved 2002
  • Founder Joep van Lieshout

In the year 2001 Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout, realised AVL-Ville, a ‘free state’ in the port of Rotterdam with its own constitution, currency and flag. It was a utopian village, where people could live and work in an ecological, autarkic way. It was partly set up as a protest against the over-regulation of the Dutch government. After a successful and tumultuous year, AVL-Ville had to close its doors.